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Greenport listing was once home to Rouse's Market

A Greenpoint home listed for sale for $419,000

A Greenpoint home listed for sale for $419,000 in September 2013 was once a speak-easy and home to the grocery, Rouse's Market, until 1991. Credit: Handout

This house in Greenport may be part of the town’s history, but it’s far from traditional.

It was originally a speak-easy during Prohibition, a bakery in the 1930s and ’40s, and was home to Rouse’s Market until 1991, when the current owners transformed it into a three-bedroom house. It’s currently on the market for $419,000.

Seller Sandra Jackowski says she and her husband, Andrzej Grzybowski, a master carpenter, fell in love with the structure and the open layout on the first floor, and decided to completely renovate the interior.

“We could go in there and do whatever we wanted to do,” Jackowski says. “The only thing that’s original is the shell.”

Where the deli counter was situated is now the home’s kitchen, and the walk-in pantry was once the market’s walk-in refrigerator.

Appropriately, the wooden cabinets in the bathroom are from a cafe in Southold that Jackowski used to own.

The house has original cast-iron radiators, and there is a wood stove that Jackowski and her husband picked up at a yard sale. The place is  listed with Gerald Cibulski of Century 21


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